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UW Livable City Year Graphic Designer

JOB OPPORTUNITY 

Position: UW Livable City Year Graphic Designer
Hours per week: 10–19 hours/wk
Application Deadline: Position open until filled
Start date: Upon hire
Compensation: $20/hr for graduate students, $16/hr for undergraduate students
Location: remote, with periodic meetings in Gould Hall.

ABOUT LCY
The UW Livable City Year initiative is a year-long partnership between the University of Washington and one local government to advance livability and sustainability in that community. The program engages UW faculty and students across multiple disciplines to work on city-identified, high-priority projects.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The UW Livable City Year (LCY) Graphic Designer is responsible for the final report documents for the Livable City Year program. These reports are based on the work done by students in a class or project group at the University of Washington over one or more terms. Other duties would include the refinement and assistance in developing a consistent graphic identity for the LCY program materials. The work would continue through Winter and Spring quarters. The ideal candidate would also be available for part-time design work during the summer.

Duties include:
• Using the existing LCY-branded InDesign template, lay out text and images into consistently- formatted reports to be delivered to the LCY partner city in print and electronic format.
• Consult with the student report writer, report editor, and LCY Program Manager to ensure that report writers are developing graphic materials that will adhere to a consistent report quality and format.
• Production of professionally-printed, bound reports to be delivered to city staff; manage communication with print professionals to ensure that deadlines and graphic expectations are met.
• Convert all reports into accessible web documents based on UW standards.
• Create a template and assist each student in generating a poster summarizing their report for an annual poster session.
• Meet LCY deadlines for drafts and final edits.

QUALIFICATIONS
• Excellent Adobe InDesign skills, including in-depth knowledge of styles and the use of template pages in documents up to 100 pages. Sample work is requested.
• Understanding of print-quality graphic standards including image and file size; ability to work with students to ensure print-quality graphics as well as adherence to copyright criteria.
• Basic Adobe Photoshop skills (e.g., cropping, file size, color management, proper image management for Photoshop/InDesign integration).
• Meticulous attention to formatting detail as well as editing, spelling, and grammar within the graphic elements. Adherence to Chicago style.
• Provide a clear and consistent line of communication to the Report Editor, Program Manager, and students regarding the format and aesthetic of their reports.
• Thorough organizational skills and understanding of Google Drive group file management.
• Ability to work quickly and collaboratively under a deadline.
• A professional design sensibility with solid graphic design skills.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
• This position is part-time, with the expectation of variable hours depending on the time in the report production process. Design time and meetings will likely average approximately 12–15 hours per week.
• Position is open to graduate and undergraduate students with the appropriate qualifications.
• Compensation estimated at $20/hour for graduate students and $16/hour for undergraduates. The employee must complete bi-weekly timesheets and submit them for approval.
• The position runs through July 2019, with an opportunity for rehire in the 2019 – 2020 academic year.

HOW TO APPLY
Submit resume, cover letter and at least two work samples to Teri Thomson Randall, LCY Program Manager, terir@uw.edu.

For questions, contact:
Teri Thomson Randall
UW Livable City Year Program Manager
terir@uw.edu
206-221-9240